Domaine de la Mordorée 2000 "La Dame Rousse" Lirac ($14.99)
Very dark reddish-purple, almost black. Perfumed and aromatic, opens up to reveal ripe raspberry scents characteristic of Grenache. Fresh and tart flavor is consistent with the nose, berry fruit and lemon-squirt acidity over soft, palatable tannins. Very enjoyable wine, drinkable now but may gain a little complexity with a year or two in the bottle. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Sep 5, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Excellent with rare beef (leftover strip steak sliced and re-warmed in broth).
WEB LINK: http://www.kysela.com/rhone/mordo.htm
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